Tales of the Tokoloshe

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Struik, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
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Traditional magic and superstition have always formed an integral part of South Africa's indigenous folktales, in which the tokoloshe is a significant manifestation.
 

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Read the first page, so badly written I just gave up

Contents

lntroduction
6
Something Fishy
18
The Good Tokoloshe and the Evil Tokoloshe
34
How the Tortoise Got its Shell
44
How the Bee Got its Sting
52
How the Goat Became SureFooted
64
The Poisoned Stream
72
Crocodile Tears
84
Jacobs Dream
98
llobola
106
Mad Esther
118
The Helping Hand
128
Glossary
142
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Professor Pieter Scholtz, Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Natal, was head of the drama department for over 25 years before his retirement in 1997. He currently runs a small theatre where regular productions are presented for young audiences. Tales of the Tokoloshe is his first set of published short stories; he has also written and published 25 plays for young audiences and won the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award in 1979 and 1980 for two of them.

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